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A Forest Full of Thanks…

… to everyone who contributed to, participated in, and supported BioBlitz 2017! What an amazing weekend we had in the northern wilds of Cortes Island! We had some truly WILD moments: rooting and pooting for insects, braving a full-on sou’easter … Continue reading

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BioBlitz Benefit Success – Our Thanks!

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society would like to extend sincere thanks to all community members who came out to support our recent BioBlitz Benefit; thank you! 64 dinners were served and the stars of the … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Theatre performs The Lorax at Seafest

The Children’s Forest youth theatre troupe performed The Lorax at the Cortes SeaFest festival at the Gorge Harbour on May 21st. Under the direction of FTCCIS board member Connie Brill, the youth presented a well-polished interpretation of Dr. Seuss’s classic … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest BioBlitz 2016

  FTCCIS sponsored the first ever Children’s Forest BioBlitz from noon April 16 to noon April 17, 2016. Cortes youth hosted the event, which was attended by just over 70 people; 35 youth & 20 accompanying parents camping overnight at … Continue reading

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Get Ready to BioBlitz! – Final Schedule

The 24 hour survey of the Children’s Forest; 1200 pm April 16 – 1200 pm April 17, 2016 is coming closer!!! Everyone is welcome to join in this celebration of our forest lands!! Our team of talented Cortes naturalists are … Continue reading

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Get Ready to BioBlitz!!!

A weekend of exploration, discovery, fun and learning to celebrate the biodiversity of our forestlands! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Friday evening, April 15, we will start off the weekend with a Forest Feast at Gorge Hall, hosted by Cortes youth. Tickets … Continue reading

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So… you want to be a Naturalist?

Who are naturalists? What skills do they have? Where do they work? When can you call yourself a naturalist? Why do they love what they do? How do you sign up to be one? We’re inviting all Cortes youth, 9 … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Summer 2015 Update

What do you get when you combine 15 dedicated youth, an inspired vision, and professional theatre expertise? ‘SHADES OF GREEN’ and a summer forest theatre troupe! ‘SHADES OF GREEN!’ Fifteen Cortes youth, under the guidance of our youth director, Ashe … Continue reading

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Forest Alphabet Tour, Spring 2015 — Cortes to Saltspring Island

A resounding chorus of frog song and wolf calls to the many individuals who made the Children’s Forest first school tour a huge success – Ashe & Sabina for vision & fruition, Meinsje & Connie for puppetry expertise & theatre … Continue reading

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Streamkeepers Training – October 2014

A Streamkeepers Training weekend was co-sponsored by the FTCCIS (Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society) and FOCI (Friends of Cortes Island) in October 2014. The participating youth and adults learned stream habitat assessment, basic stream data collection, … Continue reading

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